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Antique Scrimshaw Ivory Okimono
Wiseman on Horse
Kosekiko The Yellow Stone Elder
Okimono Signature: Yoshiyama, Circa 1900
H 8 in.(20cm.), W 2 in.(5cm.), D 2 in.(5cm.)
Condition: Excellent

The history of ivory carving is short when compared with most other arts in Japan. However, this exquisite okimono of a sennin on horse exhibits unparalleled grace and beauty in carved ivory sculptures. Although the style of this carving reflects formal posture of the Chinese tradition, nonetheless, the graceful movement and sublime expression are fully original. Judging by the elongated shape of this highly stylized carving, the impeccable polychrome scrimshaw work, simplified lines, curves and contrast inter-woven in perfect balance, the carver has succeeded in his own unique artistry.

Standing at eight inches tall, the ivory has a pronounced grain, and a light cream patina. This okimono is a fine example of the extraordinary accomplishment of Japanese ivory carving. Though we can confirm the superb ivory quality and artistic merit of this fine piece, the signature Yoshiyama is unlisted in our library of reference. Therefore we can only tentatively date the piece at late 19th to early 20th century.

 

 

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